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New Study Reveals The Link Between Laziness And Chances Of Survival

By Dana Levinson

It's easy to beat yourself up after spending a day lazing around the house not getting anything done. Well, a new study by the Journal of Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Science has discovered that laziness may actually increase an animal's chance of survival. They studied molluscs, which revealed to the researchers that animals who expend less energy live longer than those who expend more.

A postdoctoral researcher from the University of Kansas' Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, named Luke Strotz, had this to say in a press release...

"Those that have lower energy maintenance requirements seem more likely to survive than those organisms with a higher metabolic rate."

He goes on to say...

"We see these results as generalizable to other groups, at least within the marine realm.
Some of the next steps are to expand it out to other clades, to see if the result is consistent with some things we know about other groups."

The study goes on to explain that metabolism is just one factor that goes into a species' survival, but the breakthrough provides new avenues of research.

People celebrated the news...